Coronavirus information and guidance

Travelling home at end of Semester 1

The University is providing free transport to all students returning home at the end of Semester 1 who are departing from Edinburgh airport, Glasgow airport, and Leuchars railway station.

This service will be available from Friday 27 November 2020 to Sunday 20 December 2020. If you have any queries regarding departure dates, please email

Please ensure you are aware of current Scottish Government guidelines around travel before booking transport.

When selecting the time you would like to be collected from St Andrews please ensure you leave sufficient time to get to the airport or railway station.

Approximate journey times from St Andrews are listed below:

  • Edinburgh airport: approximately one hour 30 minutes
  • Glasgow airport: approximately two hours 30 minutes
  • Leuchars station: approximately twenty minutes.

Book your travel home

Pick up

You will be collected from your University hall of residence, private accommodation or an agreed collection point. This will be specified on your confirmation email.

Transport will be unable to wait for any student who is late so please ensure you are at your collection point in plenty of time.

It is compulsory in Scotland for all passengers to wear a face-covering when travelling. You will not be allowed to board the bus or taxi without a face covering.

Travelling with others

If you are travelling with another passenger, such as a partner, the University can arrange transport for you and your passengers. There will be a small charge for any passengers.

If you will be travelling with more than two other passengers, please email the student transport team ( who will be able to assist you further.

Book your travel home

Free transport is available to students travelling home from Edinburgh airport, Glasgow airport, and Leuchars railway station.